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Free On Demand Webinar Available: Cloud Enabled Datacenters

Linux Journal - Wed, 2014-01-15 13:15
Learn the 5 critical success factors to accelerate IT service delivery in a cloud enabled datacenter

Today's organizations face an unparalleled rate of change. Cloud enabled data centers are increasingly seen as a way to accelerate IT service delivery and increase utilization of resources while reducing operating expenses. more>>

Taking Fractals off the Page

Linux Journal - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:03

Fractals are one of the weirder things you may come across when studying computer science and programming algorithms. more>>

Blu-ray Encryption—Why Most People Pirate Movies

Linux Journal - Mon, 2014-01-06 13:26

I get a fair amount of e-mail from readers asking how a person could do "questionable" things due to limitations imposed by DRM. Whether it's how to strip DRM from ebooks, how to connect to Usenet or how to decrypt video, I do my best to point folks in the right direction with lots of warnings and disclaimers. The most frustrating DRM by far has been with Blu-ray discs. more>>

Returning to Ground from the Web's Clouds

Linux Journal - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:38

The Net as we know it today first became visible to me in March 1994, when I was among several hundred other tech types gathered at Esther Dyson's PC Forum conference in Arizona. more>>

January 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Security

Linux Journal - Thu, 2014-01-02 15:24
Lapsang Souchong!

Back when we were kids, "security" meant little more than having a secret password to keep little siblings out of the treehouse. more>>

2013 Book Roundup

Linux Journal - Tue, 2013-12-31 11:44

I'm always amazed to hear about the death of the publishing industry. True, books and (gulp) magazines are often fighting for their lives, and the state of journalism is in tatters. more>>

Create a Mini PC or Server with Olimex's Olinuxino A13/A13Micro

Linux Journal - Mon, 2013-12-30 13:51

Olimex is a Bulgarian company known for its innovative hobbyist products. It has a wide array of microcontroller-based products, ranging from the small Arduino clones to the very able system that has the Allwinner A13 microcontroller as its brain. In this article, I describe how you can create a working Linux system for the Olinuxino A13 and Olinuxino A13Micro from scratch. more>>

Be a Mechanic...with Android and Linux!

Linux Journal - Fri, 2013-12-27 14:13

"Check Engine Soon"—that little orange light on your car's instrument panel is possibly one of the more annoying things about modern automobiles. Ever had it pop on during a trip and wonder whether it was just something mundane, like your gas cap being loose, or whether it's something deathly serious and a piston could come shooting out the side of your engine block at any time? more>>

Compojure

Linux Journal - Thu, 2013-12-26 15:02

In my last article, I started discussing Compojure, a Web framework written in the Clojure language. Clojure already has generated a great deal of excitement among software developers, in that it combines the beauty and expressive elegance of Lisp with the efficiency and ubiquity of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). more>>

Protect Your Ports with a Reverse Proxy

Linux Journal - Mon, 2013-12-23 14:28

In a previous article, I discussed Apache Tomcat, which is the ideal way to run Java applications from your server. I explained that you can run those apps from Tomcat's default 8080 port, or you can configure Tomcat to use port 80. But, what if you want to run a traditional Web server and host Java apps on port 80? The answer is to run a reverse proxy. more>>

New Products

Linux Journal - Fri, 2013-12-20 14:38

Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.

Non-Linux FOSS: Let's Make Music Together

Linux Journal - Thu, 2013-12-19 12:47

Just because you're not on Linux doesn't mean you can't have awesome open-source tools. I was having a conversation with a friend and reader (Don Crowder: @eldergeek) on Twitter the other day about music theory. Yes, I'm not just a computer nerd, but a music/math nerd too. Anyway after our conversation, I started looking for an open-source program for creating sheet music. more>>

Best. Cake. Ever.

Linux Journal - Wed, 2013-12-18 16:14

Redditor azimir submitted a photo of his birthday cake to reddit, and I couldn't help but share with the whole class. From the comments, I gather that the baker's son is a Linux geek and hooked him up with some code to decorate the cake. more>>

AIDE—Developing for Android on Android

Linux Journal - Wed, 2013-12-18 13:18

Android, as a platform, is one of the fastest growing on the planet. It is available on smartphones and a series of different tablet sizes. Most devices also include a full spectrum of sensors that are available to programs you install, so it's a very inviting platform for development. more>>

Two Pi R

Linux Journal - Tue, 2013-12-17 14:19

Although many people are excited about the hardware-hacking possibilities with the Raspberry Pi, one of the things that interests me most is the fact that it is essentially a small low-power Linux server I can use to replace other Linux servers I already have around the house. more>>

A Handy U-Boot Trick

Linux Journal - Mon, 2013-12-16 15:33

Embedded developers working on kernels or bare-metal programs often go through several development cycles. Each time the developer modifies the code, the code has to be compiled, the ELF (Executable and Linkable Format)/kernel image has to be copied onto the SD card, and the card then has to be transferred from the PC to the development board and rebooted. more>>

GIMP Shmimp, Give Me a Browser

Linux Journal - Fri, 2013-12-13 11:48

Don't get me wrong, I love The GIMP. We all love The GIMP, as our Readers' Choice awards show this month. If I'm being completely honest, however, I rarely have the need for such a powerful application. Usually, regardless of what computer system I'm on, I pick Pixlr as my image editing program. more>>